The Cleveland Load PPT

There are many different types of hose loads available. The most common hose load is
the flat load, pictured below on 2522.
• Familiarity
• Easy to load
• Can lead to messy stretches
Here are some other common loads used by the fire service.
Triple Load
The triple load is folded by taking the
entire length of hose and folding it into
thirds on top of each other. This is then
folded into an ‘S’ shape and placed back
on hose bed.
• Smooth deployment
• Can only be deployed from one side
Here are some other common loads used by the fire service.
Minuteman Load
• Complicated hose to load
• Only deploys from one end
• Need to deploy the entire
hose before use
The Cleveland Load
• Some departments use this load instead of either of the
previously mentioned loads as their primary attack lines
• Our use will be primarily for the
apartment pack
• Other uses include yard lays, where a
larger diameter hose is stretched into a
yard and broken down to a smaller hose
with a gate valve
• Inside larger warehouses with open floor
The Cleveland Load
Concepts behind the use of the Cleveland Load
 Compact. The load stays in place and does not cause a lot of ‘spaghetti’
in front of the house/structure.
 Use as much or as little hose as needed.
 It allows another firefighter to carry the bag with the other supplies for
the apartment pack instead of one firefighter carrying everything
The Cleveland Load
How to fold the load
 You will use the 150’ 1 ¾” apartment pack with
the 7/8” tip.
 Ideally, you will need a smooth service, like the
bay floor, to fold the load.
 One firefighter can fold the load, but using two
is much easier
The Cleveland Load
Lay out the hose
with the male end
folded in about
halfway. The length
should be about 6
The Cleveland Load
Start folding the
hose back and
forth, passing it
from firefighter to
The Cleveland Load
Continue to fold
over the hose
The Cleveland Load
Once the hose is rolled, attach the
The Cleveland Load
Ideally, we would
use fabric cot
straps to secure the
hose together to
keep the nozzle in
the roll and secure
the female end of
the line. For now,
we have the
Milwaukee Strap
The Cleveland Load
This is the finished
The Cleveland Load
The load can now
be carried to
wherever it is to be
should carry
the rest of
the kit
The Cleveland Load
We have the line
attached to 2521
to simulate
connection to a
The Cleveland Load
Remember that this
is supposed to be
taking place in a
stairwell. We drop
the load on the
ground on the floor
below the fire which
is where we are
making our
The Cleveland Load
The next step is a key
step. The load needs
to be stretched open
in order for the hose
to charge properly.
The Cleveland Load
The firefighters
advancing the line
should take out the
first few feet before
the line is charged.
The Cleveland Load
between the pump
operator and attack
team is important. At
this point, the attack
team states they are
ready for water. DO
nozzle until the
entire line charges.
The Cleveland Load
The line should be
entirely charged before
opening the nozzle. After
it is charged, open the
nozzle and bleed air. The
pump operator needs to
supply the line with
about 120 psi in order for
proper ‘inflation’. There
will be a ‘popping’ of the
line as it charges.
The Cleveland Load
The line can now be
stretched as needed
with as much hose
as needed.

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